United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.53 EPS

February 15, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) Analysts See $0.53 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 32 investors sold United Natural Foods, Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 54.07 million shares or 1.89% more from 53.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Metropolitan Life Ins Ny holds 80,229 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 220 were reported by Patten. Comerica Commercial Bank accumulated 39,966 shares. Tompkins Finance Corp holds 540 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). First Quadrant L P Ca owns 5,707 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 254,607 are held by Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Parkside Fincl Bank And Tru has 1,628 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Lucus Advsr Lc reported 8,356 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. Engineers Gate Manager Lp has invested 0.12% in United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Nordea Invest Mgmt Ab reported 182,600 shares. Continental Advsr Lc reported 55,650 shares. Tower Bridge accumulated 0.24% or 50,680 shares. Jupiter Asset Ltd reported 319,908 shares stake. 26,000 were reported by Chicago Equity Ltd Liability.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 21 sales for $8.11 million activity. Shares for $126,077 were sold by HEFFERNAN JAMES P on Thursday, September 28. On Tuesday, December 12 SMITH CRAIG HARDER sold $310,086 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 6,253 shares. Hummel John Michael had sold 1,407 shares worth $57,293 on Thursday, October 12. $150,312 worth of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) was sold by Green Paul Scott. ROY PETER had sold 2,774 shares worth $137,810 on Tuesday, December 12. The insider Griffin Sean sold 6,521 shares worth $290,837.

Analysts expect United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to report $0.53 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 6.00 % from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. UNFI’s profit would be $26.71M giving it 21.58 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, United Natural Foods, Inc.’s analysts see -14.52 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.49% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $45.74. About 203,474 shares traded. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has risen 15.49% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.21% the S&P500.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), 8 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. United Natural Foods had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Barclays Capital. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. Buckingham Research maintained the shares of UNFI in report on Thursday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 23 report. The rating was initiated by Northcoast with “Neutral” on Tuesday, November 22. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research on Monday, October 19 with “Buy”. Standpoint Research downgraded United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) on Tuesday, June 7 to “Hold” rating.

United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $2.31 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. It has a 17.73 P/E ratio. The Wholesale division offers grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care products.

More notable recent United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “United Natural Foods, Inc. to Participate in the 20” on December 26, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “United Natural Foods: Big Upside On Positive Earnings” published on September 12, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “United Natural Foods'(UNFI) CEO Steve Spinner on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” on September 14, 2017. More interesting news about United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Go All Natural With United Natural Foods For A 30% Upside” published on November 21, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “United Natural Foods’ (UNFI) CEO Steve Spinner on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: December 08, 2017.

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